Bibi Zhou – i.Fish.Light.Mirror

Release date: June 18, 2010
Label: Gold Typhoon

Tracklist

  1. I miss U missing me [MV]
  2. 魚罐頭 (Canned Fish) [MV]
  3. 單面鏡 (Single Mirror) [MV]
  4. 戀愛料理 (Love Cuisine)
  5. 時光机与流浪者 (Time Machine) [MV]
  6. 星期三的信 (Wednesday’s Letter) [MV]
  7. 別裝了 (Other Installed)
  8. 眼鏡 (Glasses)
  9. 二手歌 (Second-hand Songs)
  10. Love & Life
  11. 一滴淚的距离 (A Tear in The Distance)

In i.Fish.Light.Mirrorwhat a peculiar title – Bibi starts the album with power ballad songwriting queen Diane Warren in I Miss U Missing Me, which allows Bibi to dust off those singing chops. However, if you thought the album was gonna keep that path, you’ll be surprised with Bibi’s ditching the geeky glasses for a more eclectic look.

In Canned Fish (Yu Guan Tou) and Single Mirror (Chan Mian Jing), she sounds more electro slow jam Faye Wong than Bibi, which could potentially keep her away from being a mere dance pop idol – which she isn’t — and showcase that vocal ability goes beyond genres.

The album seems to take us through different music eras, with songs that sound a bit 70s, a bit 90s pop rock and electronic ballads of the early 2000s. Despite the variety of genres, it’s hard to see something that makes it work as a whole. Bibi is talented, but the album lacks direction.

Best? I Miss U Missing Me, Canned Fish, Love & Life

Rating: ★★★☆☆ 

Preview on Xiami.com | Like it? Buy the album on YesAsia.com | iTunes

amy

YAM Magazine editor, photographer, blogger, translator and part-time web designer. Film junkie, music junkie… and lately series (a.k.a. TV) junkie.

3 Responses

  1. April 13, 2011

    […] Leehom performing All the Things You Never Knew, Bibi was also there performing a medley of her i.Fish.Light.Mirror singles, including a bit of Canned Fish (like… the intro LOL), Single Mirror, and finally […]

  2. December 6, 2013

    […] surprised us with a complete image makeover with the release of  i.fish.light.mirror, even catching YAM Magazine editor Amy by surprise [1]. It’s not for nothing, after all. Bibi […]

  3. April 11, 2014

    […] with Ms. Warren in honor of the release of Chinese singer Bibi Zhou’s (Zhou Bichang) latest album i.Fish.Light.Mirror, which includes one of Warren’s compositions, titled I Miss U Missing Me [MV]… which has […]

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